National Cargo Bureau, Inc. performs inspections with regard to the loading and securing of cargo in containers for transport in the marine environment. Various factors are taken into consideration with loading cargo in containers.
Choosing the correct container for the intended cargo.
Ensuring proper weight distribution and space utilization.
Ensuring that securing arrangements are sufficient to prevent movement of the cargo while on board the vessel.
Determining height measurements for open top containers.
National Cargo Bureau in conjunction with the US Department of Transportation and MARAD, has published a booklet entitled Shippers Guide for Proper Stowage of Intermodal Containers for Ocean Transport in a Secure Marine Environment, which outlines the many factors in safely loading and securing cargo in containers.